Deadly Election by Arthur Crandon

Deadly Election by Arthur Crandon

Deadly Election
Arthur Crandon

My rating:  5  of  5  stars


(by Goodreads)

Three young and innocent youths awake one day in their remote village in the Northern Philippines.  They could not know that the events of the day would change their lives, more than that – it would end their lives.

The day started well – breakfast, preparing for a fishing trip, the anticipation of an exciting day out – maybe with a good meal at the end of it
Along the way, they find a fortune – enough to keep them all in riches for many lifetimes.

Their naive misjudgements bring about their downfall – and start a chain of events that will change the course of history for the small South East Asian nation.

Within days, more lives will be lost and fortunes will change hands.  A chain of consequences has been started which will spread like a spiders web and end in tragedy for many and triumph for a few.

My Opinion

Even as an experienced crime (fiction) reader I was impressed by the story’s decent evolution.  It does not require big bangs and high speed.  The story is subtly written, making it difficult to put the book away.  I had to, several times and – it was hard.

Arthur Crandon ( has a very specific gift:  He encircles you with his story.  You are close enough to feel the tensions and the pain.  You are there, without really having to be there.

Congrats, Arthur!  Reading Deadly Election means time well spent.  🙂

A must read for all crime fans.
Even hardcore ‘I read every book only once’ readers might consider reading Deadly Election a second time.

I am looking forward to reading further books by Arthur Crandon.

Deadly Election as a movie?!  Absolutely.

My statement on reading is described in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Deadly Election?  Or – if you did not yet read Deadly Election – are you now interested?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Deadly Election was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to your comments.


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